One of the many highlights of Long Island is the abundance of fresh, green produce – a rare find in the Bahamas! Each Saturday morning, the local farmers and artisans gather to share their crops and crafts. The market attracts locals and cruisers for quite the social event! This year’s crops were not disturbed by hurricanes; it was a mild season. There have been rain showers that have unusually extended through January which have also contributed to the crops’ production. Brian and I are very appreciative of the farmers’ and happy to buy locally here in Long Island.
The selection includes: sweet potatoes, sour oranges, coconut water, collard greens, calilu greens, basil, thyme, rosemary, green peppers, okra, pigeon peas, sweet corn, bananas, papayas, plantains, pumpkins, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, watermelons, and fresh eggs.
We bought a bit of everything. Now if we only had some fish to add to the table…while Brian is off hunting I’ll be juicing sour oranges for a tasty orangeade.